Or it may merge with the 4 Series and return as the 6 Series.
If the 8 Series lives on, only the Gran Coupé will be available.
This is a fairly confusing story. Based on the source story, the 8 Series won’t die but it’s possible it won’t return as a BMW 8 Series…
Let’s see if we can hammer this out. First, the BMW 8 Series is a fantastic car offered as a Coupe (superb), a convertible (delicious), and a Gran Coupé (kinda ok). Despite being a bargain compared to some of its competitors from Aston Martin, Bentley, and Mercedes-Benz, it’s not had as good a run as should have.
Now, according to BMW Blog, the new 8 Series (codenamed G77) will be built and roll on the brand’s CLAR platform. What isn’t certain is whether or not all three body styles will return. Of the three, the Gran Coupé seems most likely to survive but, if it does, it could merge with the 7 Series…
There is also the possibility that the next 4 Series and the 8 Series could merge at some point in the near future and return as the rebirth of the 6 Series. Finally, there’s a strong possibility that the next 8 Series will land on BMW’s Neue Klasse Platform and be offered as an EV only. This could also occur in the event the 6 Series is reborn.
Basically, we’ll have to wait at least another 18 months or so for anything semi-official to surface from BMW if we’re to believe the late 2025 timeline.